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IPL: Steyn requests break from his role as SRH bowling coach

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NEW DELHI: Former South African pacer

Dale Steyn

will not be part of Sunrisers Hyderabad coaching staff in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League as the bowling coach has asked for a break, a Cricbuzz report stated.
The franchise is also reportedly considering Pat Cummins as the captain for the upcoming season set to commence on March 22.
Steyn made a request for a break from his coaching responsibilities and the franchise is currently in the process of searching for a replacement bowling coach.

Apart from playing 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 47 T20Is in a glittering international career, Steyn played for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

In 2022, Steyn joined the SRH franchise in a bowling coach role and has been credited with playing a huge role in the development of speedster Umran Malik, who went on to earn an India cap in T20Is and ODIs, and recently got a fast-bowling contract from the BCCI.
Steyn is expected to return to the franchise next season, pending all necessary arrangements and requirements.
After finishing at the bottom of the points table last year, SRH earlier got a new head coach in former New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, currently an assistant coach with the Australian team.

The franchise is also expected to announce Cummins as their new captain after acquiring him for INR 20.5 crore in the auction in Dubai last year.
Cummins had won the 2023 World Test Championship (WTC) and Men’s ODI World Cup as captain of Australia.
SRH were captained by Aiden Markram in the previous two seasons but didn’t gain any significant success. Markram, though, successfully led SunRisers Eastern Cape, a sister team of the SRH franchise to the trophy in the first two seasons of the SA20.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, the IPL 2016 winners, will open their 2024 campaign on March 23 against two-time winner Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, followed by their first home match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on March 27 against five-time champions Mumbai Indians.
(With inputs from ANI)

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